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American cinema giant AMC Theatres is finally adopting cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) for online payments following months of teasing the new payment option.
The new payment method already accounts for 14% of AMC’s total online transactions, Aron said, adding that cryptocurrencies join traditional payment options like Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal, the CEO wrote.
Dogecoin (DOGE), a popular meme cryptocurrency that skyrocketed 9,000% over the past year, will be the next digital currency accepted for online payments at AMC, Aron noted. He previously promised that AMC will support DOGE payments for tickets after his 140,000 Twitter poll convinced the company to accept the cryptocurrency as payment.
Aron eventually conducted a similar poll for Shiba Inu (SHIB), another popular meme cryptocurrency that overtook Dogecoin in market capitalization in late October.
The latest news comes in line with AMC’s plans to debut Bitcoin payments for movie tickets by the end of 2021. The company announced the plan in August, eventually expanding the list of supported cryptocurrencies with coins like ETH, BCH, LTC and DOGE.
AMC has been steadily approaching its goal of accepting cryptocurrency payments by year-end, debuting crypto payments for digital gift card purchases in early October.
The firm did not immediately respond to Cointelegraph’s request for comment.